Farmers Facing Armageddon From Brexit – Minister Has To Get Commission Support Immediately

IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices. “Minister Creed needs to put on the green jersey and tog out, right now, for Irish farmers who are facing a potential Armageddon from Brexit,” he said. Along with price supports, Joe Healy said the […]

IFA to Roll Out Peer-to-Peer Farm Safety Initiative in 2019

Commenting on the figures released today by the Health & Safety Authority, IFA’s Health & Safety Executive William Shortall said 2019 would see the rollout of IFA’s peer-to-peer farm safety learning initiative.   He said, “There were 15 farm fatalities in 2018, which is a stark message that we have more to do in this […]

Government Must Set Out Plan On Brexit Cliff Edge For Farming And Agri Sector, Warns IFA President

IFA President Joe Healy said with just 100 days to Brexit, there is massive concern among all farmers and especially livestock farmers about prices and exports to our most important export market in the UK.   Joe Healy was speaking at a meeting of the IFA National Council in Dublin today.   “Our Taoiseach & […]

IFA Launch Christmas Food Producers’ Campaign & Warn Retailers Against Discounting Of Fresh Produce

Ahead of the two biggest shopping weekends of the year, IFA President Joe Healy has warned retailers against discounting fresh produce in the run-up to Christmas.   “Using farm produce as a tool to drive footfall undermines Irish production and the financial viability of specialist growers and producers. Farmers have invested hugely in their businesses […]

Ifac are Urging Farmers to Prepare for PAYE Changes

Changes are coming to how farmers manage their employees PAYE. James Farrell, partner at Ifac’s Offaly office takes a look at what this means and how you should prepare in advance of the 1st of January   If you are a farmer with employee’s or even one employee your PAYE system is going to get a […]

Teagasc report confirms 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming – IFA

Onus on Government to support the sector in 2019 and protect direct payments   IFA President Joe Healy said that the Teagasc Annual Review figures released today come as no surprise to anyone involved in farming. He said that the report confirms that 2018 was an extremely difficult year for farming, in large part due to […]

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme – TAMSII Closing Date Next Tranche 7th December

While profitability in farming remains volatile across all sectors as price rise and fall from year to year, grants on farm capital investment are very attractive for all farmers. All of the main farming sectors – Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Tillage, Pigs & Poultry farmers are now also able to avail of the grant for on […]

Farmers Ready To Roll Up Their Sleeves On Climate Action – IFA

In recent weeks IFA published five actions that Government can take to support farming to deliver on climate. These include a call for the establishment of a cross-sectoral implementation group, including IFA, and to mobilise Government Departments and the State’s advisory, scientific and economic development agencies to maximise the delivery of the reductions identified by Teagasc in […]

Ifac welcomes reintroduction of the Organic Farming Scheme

ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, have welcomed the announcement that the Organic Farming Scheme (OFS) had reopened. The OFS is a scheme under Ireland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 to support organic production on Irish farms. The Organic Farming Scheme is a measure rolled out by the Department of Agriculture under the […]

Organic Farming Scheme Open To Applicants Until December 19th – Renaghan

IFA Ulster/Nth Leinster Regional Chairman Nigel Renaghan is encouraging farmers to apply for the Organic Farming Scheme, which has re-opened for applications until December 19th.   Nigel Renaghan, who heads up the IFA Project Team on organics, said the window for farmers to apply is quite tight and he appealed to farmers to prepare their […]

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